A Fake Vibrating Bar of Soap Promises To Hand-Wash Your Clothes For You

Is there anything worse than having to waste an evening hand-washing your clothes in a sink while on vacation? Absolutely not. So the creators of the Dolfi want their little contraption to do most of the work for you, passively scrubbing clothes clean using ultrasonic vibrations while you're sipping Mai Tais on a… » 1/16/15 3:00pm 1/16/15 3:00pm

Ants Are So Passé, You Need a Termite Farm On Your Desk

Is there any better way to relax than being reminded of your species' dominance on this planet while watching a bunch of bugs trapped in a clear plastic enclosure? Not likely. But ant farms are so yesterday, what you need is your own personal termite farm, and that's exactly what the Termitat delivers—complete with a… » 1/01/15 1:00pm 1/01/15 1:00pm

A Simple Packing Tape Fix That Would Save So Much Frustration

From trying to find the edge on a roll, to opening a tightly sealed box, packing tape simply isn't designed to be used by those lacking long fingernails. But this cleverly designed Box Tape levels the playing field with one edge that lacks adhesive so that it's easy to pull up and completely remove. » 12/23/14 1:43pm 12/23/14 1:43pm

The Morphing E-Ink Keyboard May (Almost) Finally Be Here

Those of us who are terrible at memorizing keyboard shortcuts dream of a day when we don't have to keep a reference card handy for Photoshop or Office. And while they've been teased before, it looks like we might finally be able to buy, or at least pre-order, an E Ink keyboard with keys that change and provide… » 12/23/14 9:43am 12/23/14 9:43am

A Retro Analog Voltmeter Clock Perfect For a Mad Scientist's Lab

With a delivery date of sometime in April of 2015, this extra-analog clock unfortunately isn't going to arrive in time to be the perfect Christmas gift for the mad scientist on your list. But for those with patience and a soft spot for vintage machinery, the AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock seems like it could be worth… » 12/16/14 9:23am 12/16/14 9:23am

A Spacesuit-Inspired Jacket Protects You From Winter's Vacuum of Warmth

The spacesuits worn by astronauts protect them from the vacuum, extreme cold, and increased radiation of space. And while Spacelife's spiffy new jacket doesn't provide quite as much protection, it will help you live out your astronaut fantasies while at least keeping freezing temperatures at bay. » 12/15/14 12:25pm 12/15/14 12:25pm

Optical Illusion Placemats Provide Subliminal Portion Control

You can opt for healthier food choices all you want, but if your dinner plate is towering with over-generous portions, you're probably still going to put on weight. So if you're struggling with portion control, these amusing optical illusion placemats from Japan's A.P. Works might provide some subliminal encouragement. » 12/11/14 11:18am 12/11/14 11:18am

A Genius Way to Stop Airplane Armrest Battles for Good

Today is apparently all about taking air travel from awful to marginally tolerable, the latest of which comes is this brilliant little armrest divider from Soarigami. Because airplane seats are already cramped enough without having to elbow-stab a stranger to claim your turf (and urinating to mark your territory just… » 12/08/14 6:19pm 12/08/14 6:19pm

Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer. » 12/05/14 5:45pm 12/05/14 5:45pm

Wine Bottle Fire Extinguishers Hide In Plain Sight On Your Counter

A fire extinguisher is only as useful as you're able to easily find it in an emergency. And being stashed under the kitchen sink means there's the risk it's not only hard to access, but might need recharging as well. So Greg Mockett created a camouflaged fire extinguisher shaped like a bottle that can be left on your… » 12/05/14 12:13pm 12/05/14 12:13pm

This Snap-On Case Gives the iPhone 6 Bona Fide Night Vision

Once the original iPhone was opened up to third-party apps, it added an incredible amount of additional functionality to the device. But apps can only do so much, sometimes you also need to expand a smartphone's hardware too. So like with the FLIR case that gave the iPhone Predator-like heat vision, the NVC promises… » 12/01/14 12:38pm 12/01/14 12:38pm

These Wirelessly Powered Christmas Lights Would Decorate Tesla's Tree

Now that you've polished off the last of the turkey leftovers, it's probably time to think about rolling your catatonic body off to find a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, that also means trying to untangle the seven miles of tree lights, a solid 50 percent of which will have broken in the last year. » 11/29/14 2:00pm 11/29/14 2:00pm

Remembering a Lock's Combination Might Be Easier With Pictures

With the amount of information they're expected to ingest every day during high school, it's a small miracle any student is able to remember the combination of their locker padlock. And it doesn't get any easier the older you get. So instead of numbers, the Image Lock uses simple shapes and images so you can just make… » 11/28/14 7:00pm 11/28/14 7:00pm

A 9-Volt Battery Is All This Tiny Charger Needs To Revive Your Phone

When you're spending the day with family you probably haven't seen in a year, nothing is more vital to keeping your sanity than your smartphone. And to ensure it's got enough charge to keep you busy on Twitter instead of actually having to talk to your cousins, the diminutive but clever Plan V charger accepts common… » 11/28/14 6:30pm 11/28/14 6:30pm

This RC Carbon Fiber Glider Looks Like a Stealthy Paper Airplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper airplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it's made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fiber,… » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm